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Assessment for a blue badge

You may also qualify for a Blue Badge by being assessed by your local authority if you are aged two or over and one of the following applies:

  • You live in England and one of the following applies:–  

    –  you cannot walk at all

    –  you cannot walk without help from someone else or using mobility aids

    –  you find walking very difficult due to pain, breathlessness or the time it takes

    –  walking is dangerous to your health and safety

    –  you have a terminal illness, which means you cannot walk or find walking very difficult and have a DS1500 form

    –  you are constantly a significant risk to yourself or others near vehicles, in traffic or car parks

    –  you struggle severely to plan or follow a journey

    –  you find it difficult or impossible to control your actions and lack awareness of the impact you could have on others

    –  you regularly have intense and overwhelming responses to situations causing temporary loss of behavioural control or

    –  you frequently become extremely anxious or fearful of public/open spaces.  

  • You live in Northern Ireland or Wales and have a ‘permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking’.

  • You live in Scotland and are unable to walk or virtually unable to walk because of a substantial disability which is likely to last for at least 12 months.

  • You drive regularly, have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty operating, all or some types of parking meter.
  • You live in Scotland, have a mental condition and lack an awareness of the danger from traffic.

  • You live in Wales and as a result of a severe cognitive impairment are unable to plan or follow any journey without someone’s help.

  • You live in Wales and have a terminal illness that seriously limits your mobility.

  • You live in Wales and are recovering from, or awaiting treatment for, a serious illness or injury which is likely to last for at least 12 months.
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